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Digital Gallery Images

The Gallery includes images of the borough's streets and buildings and portraits of people and communities. The Digital Gallery images are displayed as thumbnails. Full size images can be viewed by clicking on a thumbnail.

How do I obtain a copy of an image?

Photographic copies can be obtained from Tower Hamlets Local Studies and Archives (there is a charge for this service) or a maximum of 5 digital copies can be emailed to you. If you would like to use the images for publication or display please contact us at

An outing from ‘The Ship 1930s


An outing from ‘The Ship 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


An outing from ‘The Ship’, about 1930. In the photograph: Mr Pratt and Mr F. Anthony. Mr Pratt kept the fried fish shop at the top of Chapel House Street, opposite where the shops are now. Mrs Pratt was the daughter of Fred Payne, at ‘The Ship’; in later years Fred Payne’s son-in-law, Mr Flannigan, took over ‘The Ship’. Mr Anthony was a foreman stevedore and lived in Harbinger Road, opposite Hesperus Crescent. by S. Moyse